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Resource ID: #25085
Subject: Pesticides
Source: ESPN (Television Network) (Bristol, CT)
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Date: 11/9/10

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In 1984, the Union Carbide pesticides factory in Bhopal, India leaked 40 tons of the highly poisonous gas, methyl isocyanate. Fifteen thousand people died, and those who survived have "endured horrific health problems over the past 26 years." Because the factory was never cleaned up, residents (including children) who still live in the impoverished area are subjected to the poison daily.

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